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Rhode Island

Syllabification: Rhode Is·land
Pronunciation: /ˌrōd ˈīlənd
 
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Definition of Rhode Island in English:

A state in the northeastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, one of the six New England states; population 1,050,788 (est. 2008); capital, Providence; statehood, May 29, 1790 (13). Settled by England in the 17th century, it was one of the original thirteen states. It is the smallest and most densely populated US state.

Derivatives

Rhode Islander

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Being a Rhode Islander, I've never anyone say, ‘Damn, that's a Californian's car!’

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